Nantucket Cottage Hospital patient Caitlin Marcoux recently shared her story of choosing NCH for her surgery and the care she received:
“Dear friends, I’m safe and sound and convalescing at home. Surgery went well and I now the proud owner of a plate and 8 screws; fortifying my left clavicle 🦴 Thank you for all the positive vibes ✨ prayers 🙏🏻 and peace 🕊 I’m so glad I chose to do this surgery and to do it here. The team of nurses at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital are FABULOUS, kind and open-hearted. I woke up in the middle of the night fretting about my decision to remain on-island and began doubting the skill and efficiency of our “cottage” hospital, but I have zero retreats now. I was treated with tenderness and compassion and didn’t feel alone at any time. Hats off to my awesome anesthesiologist who kept my nausea and vomiting to a minimum. Thank you to my pre-op and post-op nurses for taking such good care of me. 💕 And of course thank you to Dr. Monto and his assistant Abby, who have been on top of their game from the start. Now back to my cocoon of pain management and rest. 💕.”
Thanks for sharing, Caitlin! Feel better.
Recognizing that providing compassionate care is a key hospital goal, Nantucket Cottage Hospital established an annual prize honoring a staff member for extraordinarily compassionate care.
The Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care will pay lasting tribute to a physician, nurse or any other hospital staff member who throughout his or her professional career demonstrates an outstanding level of compassion and care in their role at NCH.
The Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care, a $2,000 cash award, will be given each year at the NCH Annual Meeting in August, and the winner will be announced to the hospital and the island community at-large.
Nominations can be initiated by any patient or staff member who witnessed an act of compassion by an NCH employee. Learn more and nominate a caregiver by clicking here or call 508-825-8250. Nominations are due by July 31, 2020.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. | 57 Prospect Street, Nantucket
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is preparing to open the doors of our new hospital following the largest community fundraising campaign in island history. We want to offer you a sneak peek of the new hospital before it opens for patient care to see the incredible results of this effort.
Please park in the new Emergency Department parking area off Prospect Street. Once full, please utilize the main hospital parking lot. You will be directed to the appropriate entrance for the new hospital. Light refreshments will be served.
“It may look like its humble neighbors, but the hospital is built to meet the comprehensive building code of Miami-Dade County, one of the most hurricane-battered regions of the world. There is no basement. Walls are double-hulled; many low-level surfaces cast from concrete; and windows are designated blast-resistant and designed to resist strong winds and swirling debris. And, wherever possible, there is redundancy.”
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is featured in Popular Science magazine with a focus on the hurricane resiliency of the new hospital. Read the full story by clicking here.
Every year, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation publishes its annual Report to Our Donors to celebrate, highlight, and thank our donors and volunteers. This report is filled with the names of people who recognize that life as we know it on Nantucket wouldn’t be the same without a hospital that meets the needs of a thriving year-round community. It’s one of the ways we acknowledge the hundreds of men, women and children who generously share with us their talents and treasures as volunteers, donors and staff. Read the full report.